Tuesday December 10, 2013
I am looking for information about a series of tri-fold collector cards, called "The Story of Money." The cards were aimed at young children to teach them about the coins of the European nations. Each color card has information about a specific foreign coin, as well as some images about the nation whence it came. While children were encouraged to collect the cards, they were also encouraged to cut out the image of the coin from the card to have it for play. (Thereby ruining the card for those of us, many years later, who wish to collect them. Alas!)
Friday November 22, 2013
YN Walter J. G. Waholek created, presented a display and did a talk on transit tokens last spring.
The exhibit included an operating Lionel Trolley and many traction models with historical traction artifacts along with exonumia. The display and talk is centered on the Philadelphia transit system from its infancy to present day.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
Those coins people have been purchasing as souvenirs are actual collectible items. Learn more about those cost effective souvenir coins with this weeks blog.
Tuesday June 11, 2013
From 1930 to 1933 the United States War Department sponsored trips to the battlefields and cemetaries in France for the widows and mothers of fallen soldiers.
Friday March 22, 2013
Traditional money was used just over a half century ago in Africa. One of the most recognized items from their traditional money was the manilla.